Award in 2020

I want to thank the producers for voting Ramping Up your English for the 2020 Southern Oregon Television Award for best Education Program! This is the second such honor for this show.

The Southern Oregon Television Awards (SOTA) honors producers for our achievements with Rogue Valley Television. Since its inception in 2017, I’ve received the honor of Best New Program, Best Education show – twice for Ramping Up your English and once for Adventures in Education – and the Ragland Producer of the year award.

I’m grateful for the recognition, but even more for the freedom to produce an educational program for RVTV viewers. It one time there was a whole channel dedicated to education – programed by the Southern Oregon Education District. That channel hasn’t existed for many years, but Rogue Valley Voices (Public Access) has allowed me to share this content-based instruction for second language learners and those who simply want to get better at English.

Ramping Up your English has also attracted viewers who simply want to see videos about trains, animals, and Native Americans – the three content units I’ve produced so far. While I still have several more episodes in this unit, I’m looking forward to my next unit, which will be Space Exploration. Stay tuned!

About the author

JOHN LETZ is a certified studio and field producer at RVTV. John produces the education shows "Ramping Up Your English" and "Adventures in Education." Both shows have earned SOTA awards for Best Education. John has been an active producer at RVTV for the last 6 years. And he is number 2 on show production credits among RVTV producers at and is approaching on his 200th production.

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